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Classic but nowadays not without competition,
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This review is from: The Complete Plain Words (Paperback)
I recently got this book because my previous copy had fallen apart with use (only the second book of mine to which this has happened - see my other reviews). As a guide to writing clear English this is a classic and still one of the best. On the other hand it is not without rivals. I love Strunk and White for its sheer Ciceronian bite. The Economist Style Guide is also a worthy competitor, even if a bit slanted towards journalistic English. For a more compact book, one can also try the Oxford Guide to Plain English.
On the other hand, Gowers being such a classic, who would want to be without it anyway?